Katherine Dittmann, MA, MS, RD

Compassion-centered nutrition therapy for eating disorders and embodied self-care.

Katherine Dittmann, MA, MS, RD

Compassion-centered nutrition therapy for eating disorders and embodied self-care.

Welcome

Hello, I’m Katherine Dittmann, registered dietitian/ nutritionist and eating disorder specialist.

Maybe you’re here because you need help with your recovery.

Or maybe you’re just tired of worrying about food all the time.

Maybe you’re sick of hating your body.

Or maybe you aren’t sure if it’s bad enough to need help.

And maybe, just maybe, you want to know how it feels to really take care of yourself.

To be kind to yourself.

To just give yourself a break now and then.

Whatever the reason, I’m glad you are here!

I am devoted to transforming the way people think about food and their bodies for a full and lasting recovery from eating difficulties.

In short, my job is to make eating easier.

How?

We use dialogue and curious inquiry to uncover the values, unmet needs, motivations, and hidden meanings behind some of the destructive behaviors and attitudes that are keeping you stuck. 

But first, you have to be nourished. That means your care and feeding is always our first priority. 

Working with me might be a little different.

Not only do I have over 15 years of experience working in the field of nutrition for eating disorders, I also have special training in embodied approaches to wellness, self-compassion, and practical philosophy.

This means we’ll bring your body into the conversation on one hand and engage your deeper mind on the other as we move through my signature process, Nutrition as Self-Care. 

My work is collaborative, inclusive, weight-neutral, non-diet, and trauma-informed with the intention of creating safety as we build trust and confidence.

The process should feel good more often than scary! And if it doesn’t, we’re doing something wrong. 

SERVICES

Work With Me

Eating Disorder Nutrition Therapy

Compassionate support and tailored nutritional plans to help you develop a healthy relationship with food.

Intuitive Eating & Body Image Coaching

Empowering you to trust your body, embrace self-love, and find joy in mindful eating.

Mindful Self-Compassion Training

Cultivating self-kindness  through mindfulness practices to enhance your overall well-being.

Praise

"Ever search the internet for answers and come back more terrified than informed ? Yea … me too. Working with Katherine was the first time I felt like I had a true trusted thought partner on one of the...
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Lee
Former Client
"Ever search the internet for answers and come back more terrified than informed? Yea… me too. Working with Katherine was the first time I felt like I had a true trusted thought partner on one of the toughest topics for me - eating! Her wisdom and willingness to put a stake in the ground, coupled with her kindness, compassion, patience and humor made Katherine the perfect partner to embark on the scary journey of addressing my eating challenges - after over 30 years. Through our work I rediscovered what it is to listen to my body, take care of myself and my nutrition, and even enjoy eating. I am so grateful to her and our work together - my life, and my health, are forever improved!!"
Lee
Former Client
“I no longer see my body as this annoying thing that’s never satisfied. Now I know when I listen and take care of it, it takes care of me.”
M.J.
Former Client
“I no longer see my body as this annoying thing that’s never satisfied. Now I know when I listen and take care of it, it takes care of me.”
M.J.
Former Client
“I’ve been through anorexia recovery a few times. Every time, the focus was on gaining weight and I never really learned how to just feed myself. With Katherine, the focus was on...
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J.L.
Former Client
“I’ve been through anorexia recovery a few times. Every time, the focus was on gaining weight and I never really learned how to just feed myself. With Katherine, the focus was on taking care of myself and my body weight restored on its own. It was still hard, but I feel like I’m at a new place in my recovery”
J.L.
Former Client

“I truly thought I could never be an intuitive eater. I realized I needed a lot of structure with my food before I could get to know my hunger cues. Working with...

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S.K.
Former Client

“I truly thought I could never be an intuitive eater. I realized I needed a lot of structure with my food before I could get to know my hunger cues. Working with Katherine helped make intuitive eating safe and not a scary free-for-all.”

S.K.
Former Client

Meet Katherine

Hello, I’m Katherine Dittmann, Nutrition Therapist, Philosophical Practitioner, and Registered Dietitian specializing in eating disorder recovery in San Francisco, California. I see individual clients virtually and in my Pacific Heights office.

Welcome to the Compassionate Body Center, the online home for my compassion-centered, mind-body approach to nutrition therapy for people struggling with eating difficulties.

I created this site to help people help themselves, whether or not they are working directly with a professional. Here you will find a food-positive environment designed to help you tap into and trust your own innate wisdom.

I am devoted to transforming the way people think about food and their bodies for a full and lasting recovery from eating disorders and difficulties.